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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #10 on: 22 February, 2017, 12:12:20 PM
Up and over doors are easy to get into. Pick either bottom corner and bend up.............easy. Thieves don't care about righting off the door.

What I did for my Father-in-Law (after his garage was broken into), was to fit a bolt and hasp on both bottom corners and used decent padlocks. No problems since.  :028:

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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #11 on: 22 February, 2017, 03:24:52 PM
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
Up and over doors are easy to get into. Pick either bottom corner and bend up.............easy. Thieves don't care about righting off the door.

What I did for my Father-in-Law (after his garage was broken into), was to fit a bolt and hasp on both bottom corners and used decent padlocks. No problems since.  :028:

Cheers, yep coming to the same conclusion now myself. Went over today & fitted a hasp and padlock on the LHS.  Still amazed they never opened the door after removing the padlock.  With only the central handle lock remaining they could've used a coat-hanger to release top catch.

Not fitting the ground anchor as can't drill with battery drill

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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #12 on: 22 February, 2017, 03:30:37 PM
Of course, my spelling mistake was deliberate!!  :110: :001:

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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #13 on: 22 February, 2017, 07:05:24 PM
*Originally Posted by SaturnV [+]
Nice one cheers  :028:

P.S. Wouldn't be able to install the Garage Defender anyway as no mains power on site and I doubt that a battery powered drill could get thru concrete   :087:
I ordered a set last night! (It had been on my 'to do' list for ages, ever since a neighbour with a more 'desirable' bike fitted them to his garage and my good lady recently told me she'd had trouble with the padlock)

You're right about the drill. When I was installing my ground anchor in the garage I bought a cheapish (Mac Allister 24V SDS) heavyweight cordless rechargeable drill which took several recharges and a lot of effort to complete 4 holes!
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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #14 on: 22 February, 2017, 11:18:19 PM
Ground anchor was going to be my input.

- but, alas late on parade again.    :004:
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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #15 on: 23 February, 2017, 05:59:47 AM
It is odd that they did not bother with the central lock....having gone that far. Perhaps they were disturbed!!! (I don't mean mentally)
When I was in London last year, I purchased an Oxford Lock and chain  to use for my pending European tour.It was a top end item (certainly charged me enough for it) and was resistant to diamond tip cutters and other means of ba****disation etc..The damm thing weighed a ton and I am sure that on it own , it would exceed my Givi55L Topbox weight allowance. Although nothing would stop a serious thief if he really wanted your bike, it would slow them down somehow and hopefully offer some deterrence if you were to chain your two or three bikes together with such a device.
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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #16 on: 23 February, 2017, 08:47:03 AM
*Originally Posted by Sunset Rider [+]
It is odd that they did not bother with the central lock....having gone that far. Perhaps they were disturbed!!! (I don't mean mentally)

No, you were right the first time, seriously mentally disturbed  :157:

When I was in London last year, I purchased an Oxford Lock and chain  to use for my pending European tour.It was a top end item (certainly charged me enough for it) and was resistant to diamond tip cutters and other means of ba****disation etc..The damm thing weighed a ton and I am sure that on it own , it would exceed my Givi55L Topbox weight allowance. Although nothing would stop a serious thief if he really wanted your bike, it would slow them down somehow and hopefully offer some deterrence if you were to chain your two or three bikes together with such a device.

Got one of those heavy Oxford chains; used it for my old Yamaha which used to sit outside my flat all day & night (that was never nicked, although some toerags nicked a new cover once WTF?!  Since my 'security scare' I've got the Biffer chained to itself (kinky!) between the rear wheel and pannier frame

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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #17 on: 23 February, 2017, 08:49:51 AM
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
Of course, my spelling mistake was deliberate!!  :110: :001:

Didn't even notice that, until you admitted it  :mfrlol:

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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #18 on: 23 February, 2017, 10:03:27 AM
*Originally Posted by SaturnV [+]


Wouldn't take much for two beefy goons to lift up the Biffer and load it onto a van (seen enough videos of that happening in broad day light).....would be a bit harder if they had to lift two or more bikes at once though :028: :028:
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Re: Garage Attempted Break-In
Reply #19 on: 23 February, 2017, 11:30:58 AM
*Originally Posted by Sunset Rider [+]
Wouldn't take much for two beefy goons to lift up the Biffer and load it onto a van (seen enough videos of that happening in broad day light).....would be a bit harder if they had to lift two or more bikes at once though :028: :028:

True; other problem is nobody would report anything to the Police - neighbours don't know me although God knows I spend enuf time their lol.  Even if they saw anyone they didn't recognise they either wouldn't give a damn may assume that I locked myself out of garage and lost the keys or summat & had got the heavies in to help me break in  :157:

Now if there was a noisy and irritating alarm going off they might get p***ed of enough to call the cops, who knows...

The other garage occupants might care more if they suspected a break-in (after all theirs might be the next target) but I rarely see them cos most guys just store cars there and don't visit often

 


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